Nepal former PM Khanal taken to Delhi’s Apollo Hospital, issues statement

Written By: Saloni Murarka WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 16, 2021, 06:39 PM(IST)

Jhala Nath Khanal Photograph:( WION )

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Khanal was admitted to the Norvic International Hospital on Monday after he reported post-COVID-19 symptoms

Former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has been taken to New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital from Nepal's Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu. 

Khanal was admitted to the Norvic International Hospital on Monday after he reported post-COVID-19 symptoms. 

Earlier in May, the CPN-UML Leader was infected with COVID-19 and was hospitalised for ten days.

The hospital said Khanal is also suffering from chronic pneumonia, including other problems. 

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"Jhala Nath Khanal’s health condition is stable. The Khanal family decided to take him to Delhi’s Apollo Hospital. He has some kidney problems, infection in the blood, respiratory problems, heart problems. He also has a chronic pneumonia problem. Mainly, it is the post-COVID health issues," Norvic Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Som Nath Bastola told WION. 

"He was receiving the treatment from Dr Brajendra Srivastava. Senior Consultant Pulmonologist (Chest Physician). Here doctors supported the family’s decision," Bastola added. 

The leader issued a statement prior to his departure for Delhi requesting his party leaders to unite. 

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"I am going out of the country for a few days on the advice of the doctors due to health problem. After successful treatment, I am confident I will return home," Khanal said in the statement. 

Speaking on the current political situation and intra-party feud, Khanal said, "It is unfortunate for the country, the people, democracy, development and prosperity that this is happening within the parties which are the pillars of national unity, integrity, democracy and stability."

He urged all the leaders to unite and stop the "unnecessary confrontation", and solve all the problems. 

Showing concern over the state of the country, democracy and the party, the leader in the letter said, "I would like to take this opportunity to urge all the leaders and cadres to give up their anger, arrogance and revenge and unite under the party's legal process."

Meanwhile, other CPN-UML leaders and Former Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali wishes Khanal a quick recovery. 

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